An audience at a performance

Receiving houses

If your theatre receives work produced by others, you will need to include discussions about assisted performances from the beginning of your contract negotiations. Dates for assisted performances will need to be agreed with the company, and decisions will need to be made as to who is financially responsible for the services.

It is worth referring to the TMA’s Deal Memo as an aide memoire to these discussions, and you should bear in mind that both you, as the venue, and the company could be considered service providers under the Equality Act.

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